Singapore, 1 November 2017 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) chalked up eleven wins at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2017, held this afternoon at the Digital Media Asia 2017 conference at The Orchard Hotel.
The Straits Times (ST), SPH's English-language flagship daily was the biggest winner with 8 accolades.
Among its wins was a Silver award for Best in Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Website for Gold: Joseph Schooling's Road to Rio. It traces the national swimmer's road to Rio and records the moment of glory for the entire nation by analysing Schooling's 100m swim over 50.39 seconds - frame by frame, stroke by stroke. It was done within hours of his win.
ST won two awards for Best News Mobile Service. It took Silver for The Straits Times Apps. The apps, available on iOS and Android platforms - together with the website - form the core products of the publication. The user-centric enhancements in the June 2016 release of the apps help to improve the ST experience across key mobile platforms. ST also bagged a Bronze for All the Queen's men and women, about the fall of South Korea's first female President Park Geun Hye. With such a gripping storyline and colourful characters, ST decided to tell the story like a Korean drama, in fast-paced Snapchat style.
A Bronze award for Best Use of Online Video went to ST's Are you future ready? This virtual reality project connects the dots behind Singapore's vision to be a smart nation and educates the readers on smart nation technologies in a fun, game-like style.
ST's total award tally is as follows:
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu, tabla! and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3, and SPH Golf (including SPH Pacom Ltd).
The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, and ZBBZ Newsgazine. It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.
SPH's other digital media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, zaobao.sg and zaobao.com.
On an average day, 2.5 million* individuals or 59 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2016, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)
SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces about 80 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.com, herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.
SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.
SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.
The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.
SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine.
SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.
Events and Exhibitions
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region.
SPH owns Orange Valley which operates nursing homes.
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.